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Erie, CO - (720) 369-1676Recent Blog PostsPacking for a Plein Air Trip and Navigat...Posted on 9/10/2019 2:11:24 PMStudio or Plein Air? - Why Both are Impo...Posted on 8/12/2019 5:07:29 PMFinding a Balance: How Much Detail?Posted on 7/26/2019 1:40:07 PMGetting the Right Kind of HelpPosted on 4/8/2019 4:44:44 PMStumbling to Get StartedPosted on 2/10/2019 7:58:07 PMFirst Snow on SilverheelsPosted on 9/23/2018 8:55:49 PMTransitionsPosted on 9/23/2018 8:24:13 PMJohn's Place at Lily LakePosted on 9/23/2018 8:11:59 PMTelling the Stories Behind the PaintingsPosted on 9/23/2018 7:52:26 PMFeeding Your Inner ArtistPosted on 8/21/2018 7:59:27 PMBiography
“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” John Ruskin
Becoming an artist gives one the gift of seeing and experiencing the world in a new and enhanced way. Colors are resplendent, shadows are obscure, mist has weight, and light is momentary. As a plein air painter, I feel that every outdoor experience is as transitory as it is inspirational. Only recently have I begun to explore the growing sense of urgency that I feel when I am painting both outdoors and in the studio. I have come to believe that my drive to capture the moment grows along with my concern for the need to preserve and protect our environment. I am increasingly intrigued by the notion that the arts have a major role to play as a tool for raising awareness of the effects of global warming and the consequences of human activity on our planet. My growth as an artist is a journey of personal awareness, growing advocacy and discovery. Exhibitions and Art Association 2019 National Fine Art and Photography Show and Sale, judged by Desmond O'Hagan
Newport Back Bay Juried Exhibition, judged by Michael Obermeyer
72nd Annual Gilpin Arts Show, judged by Steve Griggs
38th Annual Western Spirit National Show, Cheyenne, WY
Pastel Society of the West Coast Online Membership Show, judged by Terri Ford
Pastel society of Colorado Small Works Show, juried and judged by Dave Santillanes
PAAC 22nd Annual National Show, judged by Gerald Merfeld, Best of Show for "Late Fall Shadows"
Central City Plein Air, juried by Lorenzo Chavez, judged by Desmond O'Hagan, Second Place for "Sanctify the Day"
Fairplay Plein Air Arts Celebration, juried by Carl Judson, Best Quick Draw Award for "Building Out Back", Patron Award for "Sacramento Ranch Dam
Pastel Society of Colorado 2018/19 Calendar, Judged by Jane Christie, Honorable [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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